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reckless driving

Reckless Driving in North Carolina

Reckless driving is a criminal offense in North Carolina. It is a Class 2 misdemeanor and is governed by N.C.G.S. 20-140. This blog discusses reckless driving in North Carolina. This
ineffective assistance

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in Criminal Appeals

Ineffective assistance of counsel claims in criminal cases – In criminal matters, when a trial is over and a defendant is found guilty, the case might not be over at
NC liquor laws

Blue Laws and NC Liquor Laws

Blue Laws and NC liquor laws – Blue laws are laws that restrict or prohibit certain activities from taking place on a Sunday. Such laws are remnants of the colonial
DWI BAC below .08

Will my DWI be dismissed if my BAC was lower than .08?

In North Carolina, the state rarely dismisses DWI charges. If a DWI charge is dismissed, it is most commonly due to a defense attorney prevailing on certain pre-trial motions, such
do not speak

Keep Your Mouth Shut: Jail Edition

This may seem like a strange title for a criminal defense blog, but there really is no better way to put it. Far too often, suspects charged with a crime
court date

When is My Next Court Date?

How do I find out when my next criminal court date in North Carolina is? Generally, you will be given notice of your North Carolina court date through documentation (such
crime crime

Defending Sex Crime Charges

Defending sex crime charges – Being charged with any crime is stressful and problematic, but not all allegations — and not all criminal consequences — are created equal. One of
Brothel Law

The myth and the truth behind the “Brothel Law”

If you’ve ever attended college, you have probably heard people say that large groups of women cohabitating qualifies as a brothel and is therefore illegal under the “Brothel Law.” This
Sexual Activity with a Student in North Carolina

Sexual Activity with a Student in North Carolina

Sexual activity with a student in North Carolina – North Carolina has several sex crimes and several strategies and methods to defend those crimes. The varying degrees of seriousness are
white collar crime

White Collar Crime

White collar crime – Criminal charges come in all shapes, sizes, and categories with many differences and nuances between them. The term white collar crime is thrown around in the

Waxhaw Mayor Candidate – No Contact Order

Now a story you’ll only see here on spectrum news. A candidate for mayor in the city of Waxhaw is in a bitter dispute with two city commissioners. It escalated
felonious restraint

Felonious Restraint in North Carolina

In North Carolina, felonious restraint is a Class F felony. This crime involves unlawfully restraining another person without consent and moving that person by transporting them in a vehicle or
Violent Habitual Felon

Violent Habitual Felon in North Carolina

Violent Habitual Felon Status in North Carolina – North Carolina criminal law has many intricacies that may apply to certain criminal charges and certain criminal cases.  One of the reasons
indecent liberties

Indecent Liberties with a Child in North Carolina

Indecent Liberties with a Child in North Carolina Indecent liberties with a child is a sex crime in North Carolina. There are many sex crimes in North Carolina that are
possession of drugs in jail

Possession of Drugs in Jail in North Carolina

Possession of drugs in jail in North Carolina – Drug possession laws in North Carolina vary to a large degree.  The classification of these crimes can be anywhere from low
Should I Take My Criminal Case to Trial

Should I Take My Criminal Case to Trial?

Should I take my criminal case to trial? – When someone has been charged with a crime, there is often a long, stressful road ahead of them. Many decisions must
revenge porn

“Revenge Porn” (Disclosure of Private Images) NC

“Revenge porn” (disclosure of private images in NC) – In North Carolina, it is against the law to disclose private images of someone if the disclosure is being used to

Gael Gilles on the Issues with Chief Putney Retirement

Chief Kerr Putney wants to retire from CMPD, but the city’s plan for how to do it is raising questions. Spectrum News reporter Ruben Jones continues digging into this confusing
career offender status

Career Offender Status in Federal Criminal Cases

Career offender status in federal criminal cases – If someone has been charged with a federal crime, that person should probably seek professional help immediately. Federal criminal law works differently
Criminal Defense Strategies

Defense Strategies in a Criminal Case

Defense Strategies in a Criminal Case – When a criminal defense attorney starts working on a new case, there are many things to consider.  There are many things that need

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